Applied Materials, Inc
Stock Symbol: AMAT
3050 Bowers Avenue
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Applied Materials, Inc Description:
Applied Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and related spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Many of Applied's products are single-wafer systems designed with two or more process chambers attached to a base platform. The platform feeds a wafer to each chamber, allowing the simultaneous processing of several wafers to enable high manufacturing productivity and precise control of the process. Applied has five major single-wafer, multi-chamber platforms: the Precision 5000, the Centura, the Endura, the Endura SL and the Producer. These platforms currently support chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, etch and rapid thermal processing technologies. Customers for the Company's products include semiconductor wafer manufacturers and semiconductor integrated circuit (or chip) manufacturers.
Applied Materials, Inc Financial Summary:
Applied Materials develops, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. For the 39 weeks ended 7/31/05, revenues fell 9% to $5.27B. Net income increased 7% to $963.2M. Revenues reflect a decrease in sales from new orders. Higher income reflects the absence of a $167.5M restructuring and assets impairment charge.
Applied Materials, Inc Business Summary:
Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) develops, manufactures, markets and services integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Applied manufactures systems that perform the primary steps in the chip fabrication process, including atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), electrochemical plating (ECP), etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing (RTP), chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), wafer metrology and inspection, and systems that generate, etch, measure and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. Its subsidiary, AKT, Inc. manufactures CVD systems and array testers for making flat panel displays (FPDs) used in notebook computers, desktop monitors, televisions and other applications. Applied also provides products and services to enhance manufacturing yields. In December 2004, it acquired the operating subsidiaries and businesses of Metron Technology N.V.